Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go
The Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) increases your driving comfort combining the ease of a regular cruise control with enhanced security, especially when driving on highways and freeways in limited or moderate traffic jams.
After setting the desired speed and distance from the vehicle in front, the Adaptive Cruise Control system automatically kicks in and calculates the "gap" that must be maintained. The system constantly monitors the presence of the car in front, thanks to a radar sensor located on the front grille behind the trident and a camera behind the internal rear-view mirror. You will be able to maintain the desired speed and distance previously set, without needing to constantly restore the Cruise Control.
The Stop & Go function
The Adaptive Cruise Control is extremely helpful and particularly convenient in “stop and start” traffic conditions. The Stop & Go function will apply the brakes and bring you to a complete stop if the vehicle ahead stops in front of you, and then resume driving the car autonomously if the stop is less than two/three seconds.
A few precautions
Offset driving: ACC system may not detect a vehicle in the same lane that is offset from your direct line of travel. The offset vehicle may move in and out of the line of travel, which can cause your vehicle to brake or accelerate unexpectedly. Make sure you’re always and constantly focused on the road and traffic conditions.
Turns and bends: When you’re driving on a curve, the Adaptive Cruise Control system may engage the braking system to decrease your vehicle speed and acceleration for stability reasons even if it doesn’t detect any target vehicle ahead. Once you’re out of the curve, the system will resume your desired speed automatically. This type of deceleration is a normal functionality of ACC.
Driving on hills: When you’re driving on steep hills, be aware that the Adaptive Cruise Control system may not always detect a vehicle in your lane when that vehicle reaches the crest and goes downhill to the other side. Depending on the speed, traffic conditions, and the steepness of the hills, ACC performance may be limited.
- If the sensor detects no vehicle ahead, ACC system will maintain set steady speed.
- You must always leave the Adaptive Cruise Control system off when you are not using it.
- You must always obey to speed limits and maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front.
- You always have the responsibility to be aware of surrounding traffic and road conditions, especially in a bad weather.
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